South America Options SA - OO

Optional Excursions Guide for Tours in South America

Our Optional Excursions Guide lists the optional extras you can choose to do on your tour at your own cost. It is designed to be read in conjunction with your Tour Dossier and will help you to budget for your holiday. Check your Itinerary for details of the cities your tour visits, and then use the guide below to see optional activities and excursions will be available to you. The prices below are current as of the ‘last updated’ date and are subject to change without notice.

Currency - The prices in the guide below are quoted in USD$. Please see the relevant exchange rates listed below (current at the time of the ‘last updated’ date and still subject to change) or visit for up-to-date exchange rates.

Tipping - Gratuities are expected on optional excursions. Whilst we fully understand that some nationalities are not accustomed to tipping, gratuities are a normal part of South American culture and most workers depend on them to survive. We recommend US$3-5 per passenger for a half/full day excursion.

Health & Safety: It is sometimes difficult to obtain protective helmets of a reliable standard at some destinations, and unfortunately we are not able to provide them. If you intend to take part in optional activities such as bike, horse, donkey or camel rides, and would like to wear a helmet, consider bringing one with you.

Optional Excursions

Optional Excursions are paid for on the day and organised during your trip, so you can decide whilst travelling which activity you may want to do. Prices listed are only a guide and may be dependant on fluctuating exchange rates and minimum numbers.


Title Prices from Payment Type
Beagle Channel Boat Trips - Ushuaia US$30.00 to US$50.00 Cash
Boat Trip - Iguazu Falls US$25.00 to US$30.00 Cash
Cafayate Bike Hire & Wine Tastings US$10.00 to US$20.00 Cash
Canopy Zip Line - Salta US$50.00 Cash
Ferry to Uruguay US$85.00 Cash , Card
Graffiti Tour - Buenos Aires US$25.00 to US$30.00 Cash
Hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia, from US$57.00 Cash
Horse Riding Salta - Incl. Transfers and Lunch US$50.00 to US$60.00 Cash
Horseriding, Bariloche - 3hrs US$95.00 Cash
Jesuit Mission US$10.00 Cash
Kayaking, Bariloche US$45.00 to US$100.00 Cash
Mendoza Wine Tour US$25.00 Cash
Moreno Glacier Day Trip - El Calafate US$45.00 to US$65.00 Cash
Paragliding - Bariloche US$85.00 to US$90.00 Cash
Snorkel with Sea Lions (Puerto Madryn) US$135.00 to US$145.00 Cash
Tango Show - Buenos Aires US$60.00 to US$70.00 Cash
Valdes Peninsular - 1 Day Tour - Puerto Madryn US$90.00 to US$130.00 Cash , Card
Viedma Glacier - El Chalten US$60.00 Cash , Card
Viedma Glacier Ice Trekking or Climbing - El Chalten US$150.00 to US$190.00 Cash , Card
Walking Tours - Buenos Aires US$5.00 to US$10.00 Cash
Whitewater Rafting - Salta US$45.00 Cash

Prices listed are only a guide as exchange rates can change.


Title Prices from Payment Type
City Day Tours - La Paz (Included on some trips) US$15.00 Cash
Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, from - US$110.00 to US$120.00 Cash , Card
Potosi Guided Mine Visit US$20.00 Cash
Uyuni Salt Lake - 1 Day Tour inc. Lunch US$55.00 Cash

Prices listed are only a guide as exchange rates can change.


Title Prices from Payment Type
Abseil & Dive Trip (need PADI) - Bonito US$340.00 to US$370.00 Cash , Card
Abseil & Snorkel Trip - Bonito US$240.00 to US$250.00 Cash , Card
Bird Sanctuary - Iguazu Falls US$20.00 Cash
Blue Lake Cave - Bonito US$30.00 Cash , Card
Boat Cruise - Parati US$25.00 to US$35.00 Cash
Boat Trip - Iguazu Falls US$30.00 Cash
Favela and/or City Tours - Rio US$30.00 to US$80.00 Cash
Handgliding - Rio US$180.00 to US$200.00 Cash
Helicopter Flight - Iguazu Falls US$120.00 Cash , Card
Iguazu Falls Entrance Fee (Brazil) US$23.00 Cash
Rio da Prata Snorkelling (1 Day) - Bonito, from US$75.00 to US$90.00 Cash , Card
River Tubing - Bonito US$25.00 to US$30.00 Cash , Card

Prices listed are only a guide as exchange rates can change.


Title Prices from Payment Type
Camping fee for overnight treks - Torres del Paine US$10.00 Cash
Horse Riding - Torres del Paine, from US$50.00 to US$60.00 Cash
Return Ferry to Main Trekking Route - Torres del Paine US$30.00 Cash
Villarica Volcano Climb - inc. guide & equipment - Pucon US$110.00 Cash , Card
Whitewater Rafting - Pucon, from US$40.00 to US$150.00 Cash

Prices listed are only a guide as exchange rates can change.


Title Prices from Payment Type
Bridge Swing US$25.00 Cash
Canyoning/Rappelling/ Abseiling - from US$50.00 Cash
Entrance to Del Diablo waterfall- Banos US$5.00 Cash
Hot Springs - Banos, from US$5.00 Cash
Jungle Activity Package US$30.00 to US$40.00 Cash
Massages - Banos, from US$20.00 Cash
Whitewater Rafting - Banos Grade 4/5 US$75.00 Cash

Prices listed are only a guide as exchange rates can change.


Title Prices from Payment Type
Ballestas Island Boat Trip US$15.00 Cash
Colca Canyon - National Park entrance fee and guided overnight tour US$65.00 to US$75.00 Cash
Cuzco Museum Day Pass US$20.00 Cash
Dune Buggies & Sandboarding (combo) US$60.00 to US$65.00 Cash
Guide & Staff Tips - Inca Trail US$50.00 Cash
Horse Riding, from US$20.00 Cash
Mountain Biking (several areas), from US$10.00 Cash
Nazca Lines Flight (weather permitting) US$100.00 to US$120.00 Cash , Card
Porter on Inca Trail to carry up to 5kg of belongings (recommended!) US$30.00 Cash
Reality Tour - Arequipa US$20.00 Cash
Sacred Valley Tour US$25.00 to US$30.00 Cash
Sun & Moon Temple- entrance US$5.00 Cash
Thermal Mud Pools US$12.00 Cash

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